Understanding Our Differences

Volunteer Opportunity Flyer

Are you looking for a meaningful way to help build and sustain a safe, just and caring community at the Lawrence School? Would you like to collaborate with a group of other Lawrence parents to promote the values of respect and inclusion for people of all abilities?

The Lawrence School Understanding Our Differences program needs you!

Understanding our Differences (UOD) is an interactive disability awareness program designed to foster respect, tolerance, and compassion in elementary schools and communities at large.  The approach is grounded in the belief that children are naturally curious about differences and that accurate information can be the difference between acceptance and discrimination.

  • Parent volunteers are needed to run small group activities designed to teach 4th graders to “see the person, not the disability.” The UOD sessions will take place on four mornings from 9:45-noon.
  • Previous participants speak passionately about what a rich and rewarding volunteer opportunity this is.  More information about the program here: http://www.understandingourdifferences.org
  • Volunteers may sign up to help facilitate any number of UOD sessions or join the facilitation team for the whole series.  Trainings for volunteers will take place the day before each session (approximately one hour, time TBD).
  • Interested parents and family members are encouraged to contact one of the UOD parent coordinators: Angela Stone  angejstone@gmail.com